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Posted: 2/23/2006 8:24:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 8:24:27 AM EDT by cgv69]
Hey guys,

Getting ready to buy some new mags and update my old ones with Magpul Gen II's. I can't make up my mind on whether to get the gray or orange ones? They gray ones are less ghey but I can see the advantage of the orange ones, especially when installed in gray Teflon mags (all my mags are gray).

I know in the end, it doesn't really matter but I'm curious which ones you guys are buying and why?

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:35:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 8:35:42 AM EDT by 1911Gunner]
I am buying the orange ones for my grey mags when I get my tax return in a few weeks. Easier to recognize my mags at the range. Black Ranger plates too. 44Mag has a bundle in that configuration minus the ranger plates.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:42:03 AM EDT
You have to buy whichever color is the most tacti-cool.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:47:58 AM EDT
grey because it doesn't look horrible
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:42:31 PM EDT
My "Load n' Store" mags have the grey MPIIs. My range mags all have the orange MPIIs.

The only reason I got the orange ones for my range mags was to make it obvious that my rifle had an unloaded mag in it when the bolt locked back and I set it down to change/relocate my targets. It also helps me quickly identify my mags over a buddies if we shoot together (no one else is buying the orange it seems )

Personally, I don't really guess it matters which color you choose ... unless, of course, all your AR furniture is orange ... then you definately should go with the orange
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:51:30 PM EDT
I use orange MPIIs in black teflon mags. It's like Halloween every day!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:58:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pyro6988:
grey because it doesn't look horrible



+1

I just got six gray ones in the mail the other day, gonna outfit my 20-rounder Patrol mags tonight.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:02:01 PM EDT
Anyone know if Brownells is stocking the new ones yet? If so I'll just buy whatever color they have.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:06:04 PM EDT
+1 on the Grey

Just ordered 6 from 44mag the other day. Orange is too orange for my tastes.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:18:35 PM EDT
I bought 5 gray, 5 tan and 1 orange just for the hell of it
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:04:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 7:05:39 PM EDT by Tominator425]
Just finished mine!





Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:57:30 PM EDT
I go with the orange so I can find the empties in my range bag. It also helps me if I do a ammo check while doing slower paced drills.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:56:02 PM EDT
I have both.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:06:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I have both.



true Arfcom fashion!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:10:39 PM EDT
Orange all the way, easy to see if the mag is empty, and aids in finding them when dumped specially in deep grass. Kida like the camouflage wallet thing, why in gods name would you want to carry a cammo wallet in the woods?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:30:08 AM EDT
Well you guys are no help!

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:
I have both.


I think that is what I'm going to do. 10 new black Teflon D&H's with the gray followers (which I plan on putting away) and then orange followers for my current gray mags. I like the gray followers better but I think they blend with the gray mags too much.

Thanks
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:53:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phoebus:
I use orange MPIIs in black teflon mags. It's like Halloween every day!



+1
w00t!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:23:34 AM EDT
15 of the tan 1st gen in my grey mags that are perfectly fine still. And so far I have 18 of the new orange ones in my black teflon mags with 12 more already in black teflon mags inbound from 44mag.com. I like the orange ones for visual id reasons....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:11:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cyclic240B:
15 of the tan 1st gen in my grey mags that are perfectly fine still. And so far I have 18 of the new orange ones in my black teflon mags with 12 more already in black teflon mags inbound from 44mag.com. I like the orange ones for visual id reasons....



+1, no practical reason to go gray IMO, orange allows quick I.D.s under varied circumstances. But if they offend your delicate sensibilities, or don't match your tacti-cool gear, by all means buy the gray.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 11:34:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PanzerMK7:

Originally Posted By Cyclic240B:
15 of the tan 1st gen in my grey mags that are perfectly fine still. And so far I have 18 of the new orange ones in my black teflon mags with 12 more already in black teflon mags inbound from 44mag.com. I like the orange ones for visual id reasons....



+1, no practical reason to go gray IMO, orange allows quick I.D.s under varied circumstances. But if they offend your delicate sensibilities, or don't match your tacti-cool gear, by all means buy the gray.



Oh, I do agree no need to upgrade if you have the tan. A buddy of mine gave me some tan for this past Christmas and I put them in my 30-rounders. This was when Magpul was still talking about the Gen IIs coming out. So, I figured since the Gen IIs are out now, I would get them for my duty 20-rounders. I still want to replace the rest of my green ones with either the tans or Gen IIs. Seems like the tans should start coming down in price soon tho, eh? Last I checked, they still around $2+ each (same as Gen IIs) unless you guys know something I don't.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:52:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tominator425:

Originally Posted By PanzerMK7:

Originally Posted By Cyclic240B:
15 of the tan 1st gen in my grey mags that are perfectly fine still. And so far I have 18 of the new orange ones in my black teflon mags with 12 more already in black teflon mags inbound from 44mag.com. I like the orange ones for visual id reasons....



+1, no practical reason to go gray IMO, orange allows quick I.D.s under varied circumstances. But if they offend your delicate sensibilities, or don't match your tacti-cool gear, by all means buy the gray.



Oh, I do agree no need to upgrade if you have the tan. A buddy of mine gave me some tan for this past Christmas and I put them in my 30-rounders. This was when Magpul was still talking about the Gen IIs coming out. So, I figured since the Gen IIs are out now, I would get them for my duty 20-rounders. I still want to replace the rest of my green ones with either the tans or Gen IIs. Seems like the tans should start coming down in price soon tho, eh? Last I checked, they still around $2+ each (same as Gen IIs) unless you guys know something I don't.



Where are you finding Gen I tans???


TS
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:20:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mr10anahaf:
Orange all the way, easy to see if the mag is empty, and aids in finding them when dumped specially in deep grass. Kida like the camouflage wallet thing, why in gods name would you want to carry a cammo wallet in the woods?



Orange for me for the same reason also. Easier to look and see why the bolt is back. Do I have a stoppage or do I see a follower?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:11:15 PM EDT
I plan on getting a bunch of the orange ones one of these days.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 2:04:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
You have to buy whichever color is the most tacti-cool.


Werd, if they came in camo, I'd be all over, but for the time being I'll settle for the orange ones.

Easy identification, and I like being bright and loud. So it fits me.

But, I do have both grey and orange.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:14:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/25/2006 6:15:02 PM EDT by ColdFusionGuy]
+1 Orange


Top Ten Reasons To Get Orange GEN-2 Followers.

* Easier to see if the mag is empty when you pull it out of your dump pouch.
* If you aren't using a dump pouch, it'll be easier to recover your empty mags afterwards.
* You don't have to wonder if it came from the batch that had too much flashing.
* People chasing you will get distracted as you eject your empty mag while running away.
* Easier to tell which end is up.
* You have a better chance of convincing LEOs that it is for a toy gun.
* Orange IS the uber-tactical color for this season.
* Easier to find in a dark room.
* Distracts the zombies when you throw your empties at them as they're mobbing you.
* Leaves more gray ones for the rest of us.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:17:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TigerStripe:

Originally Posted By Tominator425:

Originally Posted By PanzerMK7:

Originally Posted By Cyclic240B:
15 of the tan 1st gen in my grey mags that are perfectly fine still. And so far I have 18 of the new orange ones in my black teflon mags with 12 more already in black teflon mags inbound from 44mag.com. I like the orange ones for visual id reasons....



+1, no practical reason to go gray IMO, orange allows quick I.D.s under varied circumstances. But if they offend your delicate sensibilities, or don't match your tacti-cool gear, by all means buy the gray.



Oh, I do agree no need to upgrade if you have the tan. A buddy of mine gave me some tan for this past Christmas and I put them in my 30-rounders. This was when Magpul was still talking about the Gen IIs coming out. So, I figured since the Gen IIs are out now, I would get them for my duty 20-rounders. I still want to replace the rest of my green ones with either the tans or Gen IIs. Seems like the tans should start coming down in price soon tho, eh? Last I checked, they still around $2+ each (same as Gen IIs) unless you guys know something I don't.



Where are you finding Gen I tans???


TS



I just bought some Gen 1 Tan from DSG Arms but they only have a limited supply and for $1.75 they probably won't last long. I looked all over for them and DSG were the only ones who had them or got back to me
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 9:53:04 PM EDT
My mags all have orange Gen IIs with black L plates.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 6:11:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:13:07 PM EDT
Orange
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:23:49 PM EDT
I like the orange MagPuls better....just my preference.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:41:54 PM EDT
Just got some in gray.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 12:42:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
tacti-cool




I like my gray ones. Why? Because I like them.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 8:21:19 PM EDT
How does Gen-II differ from Gen-I? More reliable?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 11:07:45 PM EDT
Just got mine today.

While the photos make the orange ones appear almost red, they really aren't that bright in color. They look more like a faded orange color.

-Frank
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 11:50:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rsilvers:
How does Gen-II differ from Gen-I? More reliable?



Gen II followers have slight modifications to them. Enough to call them another Gen number. There is a little extra meat on the bolt lock tab. The simulated bullet is longer (not a long slant in the back.) There is a small ramp to kick the front of the bullet up some on the opposite side as the simulated bullet. Also the mid section were it comes in contact with the mag body is a bit smaller.


Now i have at least one of each.

Left: Gen 1 Coyote, Top: Beta Red, Middle: Gen 2 Gray, Bottom: Gen 2 Orange

Even Glow Because i like Bling!

Link Posted: 3/28/2006 2:07:29 PM EDT
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